GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — It may be hard to believe, but college baseball season begins Friday for East Carolina University.

The Pirates will host Rhode Island in a weekend series that’s part of a busy season for the Pirates, who are ranked nationally in several college baseball-related polls.

Monday, sports director Brian Bailey spoke with ECU coach Cliff Godwin about the start of the season. Click the above video to learn more.

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